Argentine Red Shrimp

Argentina has today the largest wild capture shrimp (Pleoticus muelleri) fishery in the southern hemisphere. The fishery itself is divided into those frozen at land processors and the sea freezing fleet.

Frozen production at sea is highly regarded by all markets and especially targeted by buyers seeking sashimi quality products.

Pesquera Santa Cruz S.A., one of Argentina’s leading seafood companies, operates 6 vessels in the south of Argentina and annually produces around 5000mt or more of Red Shrimp per year, landing to its home port of Port Deseado.

Regular QC reports are prepared for each vessel’s unload to provide continuing assurance to the many customers that rely on the product’s stability and popularity.

The Red Shrimp fishery is strictly managed by Argentine authorities and has adjustable season start and finish dates, including vessel number restrictions, according to the health of each area and each seasons catch.

100% of SANTA CRUZ Brand Shrimps are Wild Caught and Frozen at Sea.



Catch Details:

  • Limited Entry & Fully Managed Fishery
  • HACCP & EU approved ‘at sea’ production
  • All vessels EU and CIQ registered
  • Packed & Frozen at Sea


Head-on (FROZEN), 12kg (6 x 2kg net), set weight

  • 10/20, 20/30, 30/40, 40/60 (pieces per kilo)

Headless (FROZEN), 12kg (6x2kg net), set weight

  • 30/55, 56/100, 101/150